Workers Comp L&I Info – Quick Tips About How L&I Works

Every day we help persons who could use some advice figuring out their L&I claim.  We focus on answering your questions and sharing information so you can better understand L&I law and procedure. We never represent the employer. We never represent L&I. We are passionate about helping the injured workers in Washington State in their fight with L&I and self-insured corporations.

L&I Lawyer, Chris Sharpe
Attorney Chris Sharpe

Workers’ Compensation L&I Help In Washington State

Take Care of Yourself After an Injury. Don’t be Afraid of L&I .

Don’t let your L&I claim ruin your life. Serious injuries change lives – and seldom for the better. Learn how to overcome the financial strain, physical disability, and mental stress your injury has caused.  Understand L&I and you can get your claim to work for you.

Don’t be afraid of L&I. Learn enough about the L&I system you’re in so you have the confidence you need to safely navigate it. Don’t be afraid to do something. Action cures fear and puts self-doubt to rest.

Don’t be afraid to disagree with an L&I decision. Claims managers get it wrong all the time. Your timely written protest or appeal will help them to get it right.

Don’t be afraid of claims managers. They are overworked and often quick to make a wrong decision or no decision at all. Help them make the right decision.

Learn About L&I and What You Can Do to Protect Your Rights

Let us show you a few important things to help you figure it out before it’s too late. We speak L&I in plain English.

Workers’ Compensation L&I Help In Washington State

Take Care of Yourself After an Injury. Don’t be Afraid of L&I .

Don’t let your L&I claim ruin your life. Serious injuries change lives – and seldom for the better.Learn how to overcome the financial strain, physical disability, and mental stress your injury has caused.  Understand L&I and you can get your claim to work for you.

Don’t be afraid of L&I. Learn enough about the L&I system you’re in so you have the confidence you need to safely navigate it. Don’t be afraid to do something. Action cures fear and puts self doubt to rest.

Don’t be afraid of claims managers. They are overworked and often quick to make a wrong decision or no decision at all. Help them make the right decision.

Don’t be afraid to disagree with an L&I decision. Claims managers get it wrong all the time. Your timely written protest or appeal will help them to get it right.

Get Information that Will Help Your L&I Claim. Learn About L&I BENEFITS for Injured Workers 

Nobody taught you how to survive the effects of a serious job injury and effectively handle your L&I claim.  This website is your opportunity to get information so you will know what to do.

Learn what to do and you won’t be afraid. Understand when to protest, appeal or go to court. The judges at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals are knowledgeable and fair. It’s their job to interpret L&I law most favorably to the injured worker.

Don’t be afraid to talk with a workers’ compensation lawyer. Lawyers are helpful. Free consultations and contingent legal fees allow everyone to get help.

Don’t Worry About what Other People Think. File that L&I Claim.

Don’t be afraid of what your coworkers will say. Your injury is none of their business. Take care of your own life and family and all that is important to you.

Don’t be afraid to file a claim. It’s industrial insurance. You already paid for this insurance. Now that you need it, use it or lose it.

The pervasive stigma of claiming workers’ compensation benefits is alarming. Most people are more worried about what friends, coworkers, and neighbors will say than they are about saving their own skin. Don’t be one of those persons.

Get over it. Your case is genuine. Your injuries are real. Your dilemma cries out for help. Help yourself. File the claim. Fight the claim. Hold your head high and push forward. If you miss this chance you might die broken and broke. You don’t deserve that. Respect yourself and stick up for your rights. Get legal help if you need it.

If your work is discouraging you from filing a claim, see:  Suppression of L&I Workers’ Compensation Claims

Don’t Let L&I or the Self Insurer Take Advantage of You

Watch Out For

  • Employers who are out to get rid of you. For many employers, a job injury is a reason to get rid of you. There are laws prohibiting this. Don’t let them do this to you, and don’t help them out by quiting or giving them “cause” to fire you. See also discrimination protection, number 12, and claim suppression.
  • IME’s These are L&I’s doctors they are not there to help you. See IME
  • Doctors your employer recommends or sends you to. Your employer did that for a reason. See: Medical Treatment
  • Doctors who don’t want to help with your case. The L&I system functions and makes decisions based on expert doctors opinions. If your doctor won’t help, then you don’t have an expert on your side. Be careful here, many good doctors “don’t like L&I” so they “won’t help with the paperwork.” If this describes your doctor then your claim could end badly unless you take action.  Convince your doctor to help or find a doctor who will. See Medical Treatment
  • Nurse case managers work for the people who hired them. Need I say more?  See Medical Treatment .
  • Vocational counselors. They have a lot of power over your future.  Vocational Training
  • Claims managers who don’t like you. They have a lot of power over ayour claim. If you get on the bad side of one, things won’t go well for you.
  • Missing a deadline. Do not miss an important deadline –How to Disagree with an L&I Decision

How to get a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation.

There are 4 different ways you can get a free initial consultation. Take your choice:

  1. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form below
  2. Call / text: (206) 343-1988
  3. Email us: [email protected]
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The Smart Way to Find Out If You Have a Good Case.

Get a free consultation from a lawyer: Tell us about your concerns and let us show you some smart choices you can make for your claim. At the end of the call, no matter what you decide to do, you will have fresh ideas and an action plan. You will know that you have taken important steps to get your claim moving in the right direction. Protect yourself and your L&I or Personal Injury claim with a free case consultation.

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Don't guess about the value of your claim. Don't compare your claim to someone else's. Get an expert opinion about your claim, from an experienced lawyer. Expertise counts, so use it to your advantage. Consultations are free. This strategy session will help you get informed.

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